Something I saw on the Discord app recently really bothered me. Maybe I’m overreacting, maybe not. You guys tell me.
You see, it was a conversation between two Top Creators from Vocal, who did not have the decency to take their private chat to messages, so one can only assume they wanted others to see.
In their not-so-private conversation, they talked about all the Under the Spell challenge entries, how these ‘wanna-be’ witches were aggravating, and how Halloween brought the fake witches out. One of them went so far as to claim that the only actual witches were the ones who practiced the old magic and that Wiccans, wizards, and the such needed to quit. Then she went on to say if she saw another entry about a Wiccan, she would want to hunt them down and do bodily harm to the person.
They got so upset with everyone trying their hardest to enter a challenge they wanted to hurt someone or something all over the stupid challenge.
This was not the first time I had seen these same two creators bad-mouthing others. I had seen both go after other creators before. But never to the extent that they went to this day. One is always way worse than the other one. It was disturbing to read from two grown women who are top creators and should be role models for the rest of the writing community.
What bothers me the most about their actions is that it was very stuck up and snotty of them to behave in the fashion they did. They showed an egotistical side of their personalities that I did not like by not taking the conversation to private message. They acted like they thought they were better than anyone else on this site just because everyone read their works and commented on their posts. For being so well loved, they were just plain MUGLY.
For you see, we should be helping each other grow, write better, and be better people. We shouldn’t be doing things to keep others down. And we should all be adult enough not to bad mouth others like they did. It was immature, disrespectful, and unprofessional.
This platform was created to make us all equals. Whether we are all Democrats, Republicans, straight, LGBTQIA+, black, white, Chinese, British, Baptist, Catholic, Atheists, Wiccan, or whatever, we are all WRITERS, first and foremost; that should be all that matters. We should support each other and respect each other and their beliefs.
Just because you are looked up to as a top creator on this site does not give you the right to bully anyone with your words or your actions. It does not allow you the privilege to pretend that no one is in the thread reading what you have written. It does not give you the right to chase decent writers off the site when you deem them unfit to your standards. It does not give you the freedom to decide what is acceptable and what is not. Being a top creator means you are looked up to in this community, but you won’t be for long if you keep going about how you are going.
So, be something other than a MUGLY creator like some stuck-up top creators. Be generous with your good fortune. Read your fellow creators' writing. Give them advice on how to be better. Tell them if you like the story or poem. You’ll be glad you did because everything you do comes back to you three by three.
I don’t tolerate bullies. I never have. Backstabbers are just another form of a bully. Deep down, they are all cowards, scared of losing something. Maybe the two top creator women are scared they will lose their full creator status. I do not know. I do not care. I have unfollowed both women because of this.
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